L.A. County Sheriff spends 300K on gold belt buckles

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is spending $300,000 on items they say would make deputies look more professional in their jobs.

Sheriff Jim McDonnell is spending the money on a minor cosmetic makeover of deputies’ uniforms: changing the color of their belt buckles and other metal pieces of gear from silver to gold.

That way, the metallic bits — all made of brass — will match the gold-hued tie clips, lapel pins and six-pointed star badges that deputies already wear.

The the move has generated criticism from those who argue that it’s a misuse of money at a time when the department is struggling to deal with more fundamental problems than the appearance of its street cops.

Read the whole story in the LA Times

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